Pejman Rohani

Regents' Professor
UGA Athletic Association Professor in Ecology and Infectious Diseases
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Deputy Director of Center for Influenza Disease & Emergence Research

Curriculum Vitae

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BSc Mathematics, University of Manchester; PhD Ecology, Imperial College, University of London

Areas of Expertise
  • Population Ecology
  • Disease Ecology
  • Modeling
Honors, Awards, and Achievements

2021 — Fellow, Ecological Society of America

2018 — Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2014 — Pearl L. Kendrick Collegiate Chair, University of Michigan

2008 – Faculty of 1000 Biology

2007 – Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

2007 – Creative Research Medal, University of Georgia

2003 – New Investigator Award, Ellison Medical Foundation

1999 – University Research Fellow, Royal Society, UK

1999 – Advanced Research Fellow, Natural Environment Research Council, UK (declined)

1996 – Research Fellow, Natural Environment Research Council, UK


Faculty: Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine; Institute of Bioinformatics

Member: Biomedical & Health Sciences

Member: Faculty of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia

Courses Taught

ECOL 3820 Evolutionary Medicine

Research Interests
  • Population biology
  • Spatial ecology
  • Disease Ecology
  • Mathematical modeling
Selected Publications

Riolo, M.A. & Rohani, P. (2015) Combating Pertussis Resurgence: One Booster Vaccination Schedule Doesn’t Fit All. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA doi/10.1073/pnas.1415573112

Martinez-Bakker, M., King, A.A., & Rohani, P. (2015) Unraveling the transmission ecology of polio. PLoS Biology 13 (6), e1002172.

Magpantay, F.M.G. & Rohani, P. (2015)  Pertussis epidemiology in the United States during the early vaccine era.  American Journal of Epidemiology (in press).

Handel, A. & Rohani, P. (2015) Crossing the scale from within-host infection dynamics to transmission fitness: A discussion of current assumptions and knowledge. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B. 370: 20140302 PDF

King, A.A., Domenech de Celles, M., Magpantay, F.M.G. & Rohani, P. (2015) Avoidable errors in the modeling of outbreaks of emerging pathogens, with special reference to Ebola. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 282: 20150347

Roche, B., Drake, J.M., Brown, J., Stallknecht, D.E., Bedford, T. & Rohani, P. Adaptive evolution and environmental durability jointly structure phylodynamic patterns in avian influenza viruses. PLoS Biology 12: e1001931.

Shrestha, S., Foxman,B., Weinberger, D.M., Steiner, C., Viboud, C. & Rohani, P. Identifying the interaction between influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia using incidence data. Science Translational Medicine 5: 191ra84.

Roche, B. , Rohani, P., Dobson, A.P. & Guegan, J.-F. (2013) Community ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases: a new framework to study pathogen transmission through host community species. Am. Nat. 181: 1-11.